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Engineering Report Provenance: There is a Disturbing Trend

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Engineering Report Provenance Imagine if you will…you, the insurance or legal professional, need the expertise of a licensed professional engineer (PE) to help you with your claim or suit. You call one of the many national forensic engineering companies available to you. The field PE assigned the project completes the onsite inspection. You eventually receive the Engineering Report and invoice. Given the recent national attention regarding changed Hurricane Sandy Engineering Reports aired on “60 Minutes” in March 2015, are you sure the opinions in your report are those of the field PE you hired? Or, has your report been sent…

Lithium Ion Batteries: Exploring the Hazards of These Common Rechargeable Batteries

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Dangers of Lithium Ion Batteries In this Special Report we will discuss the hazards associated with improperly disposing of your batteries with an emphasis on a specific type of rechargeable battery known to be most often disposed of incorrectly (with very dangerous results); the Lithium Ion Battery. Although some single use, non-rechargeable, household batteries can be thrown away with your trash, no batteries should ever be tossed in with your Single Stream recycling. Due to the presence of corrosive chemicals, toxins such as mercury and lead, and charged electrodes, ALL batteries pose hazards and risk of fire, but the biggest…

How Much Is Too Much?

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How Much Is Too Much? By Tom Lackey How much is too much?  This is a question being asked more frequently about water mitigation bills.  According to the Insurance Information Institute, water damage claims account for approximately 30 percent of property insurance claims.  Of that percentage, the greatest amount is paid for water mitigation services to companies that provide nothing other than water extraction and equipment rental. The average cost of a water mitigation claim has risen three-fold since 2000.  Last year, water losses cost $9.6 billion in homeowner property losses.  Most industry observers believe the result is a combination of insurer…

Southern Loss Association Links

Atlanta Claims Association

The ACA is a professional association for insurance claims personnel in the Atlanta area. Go to the Atlanta Claims Association website.

Casualty Adjusters Guide

Since 1958…”The” original Claim Guide. Go to the Casualty Adjusters Guide website.

Claims Magazine

Covering the Business of Loss. Go to the Claims Magazine website.

Georgia Defense Lawyers Association

The Georgia Defense Lawyers Association offers formal avenues for training, networking and communication. GDLA membership benefits include CLE seminars, judicial receptions, a newsletter and annual Law Journal, plus access to an e-mail blast system that allows members to pose questions about experts, points of law, emerging issues, and more. Go to the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association website.

Georgia Trial Lawyers Association

Since 1956, GTLA has worked tirelessly to ensure that everyday citizens, Georgia families and small businesses are never deprived of their constitutional guarantee of access to true justice. The Mission of GTLA is simple:  We are dedicated to protecting the Constitutional promise of justice for all by guaranteeing the right to trial by jury, preserving an independent judiciary, and providing access to the courts for all Georgians. Go to the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association website.

Honorable Order of the Blue Goose, Intl

For more information on this organization, go to the Blue Goose website.

How Stuff Works

Some complex technological questions explained simply. Go to the How Stuff Works website.

Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS)

For more information on the IBHS and FORTIFIED BUILDINGS, visit the IBHS website.


A great source for knowing where you are, and where you are going. Go the Mapquest website.

National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE)

Are you looking for an engineer with proven claims experience? NAFE is your best and only source for Board Certified Forensic Engineers. Go to the National Academy of Forensic Engineers website.

National Association of Insurance Women

NAIW (International) serves its members by providing professional education, an environment in which to build business alliances and the opportunity to make connections with people of differing career paths and levels of experience within the insurance industry. Go to the National Association of Insurance Women website.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

NOAA National Weather Service Website. A great source for weather forecasts, maps, aviation weather, and weather archives. Go to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website.

Property & Liability Resource Bureau – PLRB

For more information on the PLRB organization, go to the PLRB website.

Risk and Insurance Management Society

The mission of the Atlanta Chapter of the Risk & Insurance Management Society is to advance and promote the risk management profession by: (1) Providing timely and valuable educational programs, (2) Facilitating career development and networking; and (3) Fostering an environment of support for students. Go to the Risk and Insurance Management Society website.

Ultimate Insurance Links

Search for insurance listings and brokers. Go to the Ultimate Insurance Links website.